The Papua New Guinea national cricket team nicknamed the “Barramundis.” They represent the country of Papua New Guinea in the arena of international cricket. The cricket team of Papua New Guinea previously had the status of One-Day International (ODI), which they gained by obtaining the fourth position in the World Cup Qualifier of 2014. In March 2108, the Papua New Guinea cricket team lost the status of both ODI and T20I, after losing a playoff match against the Nepali cricket team during the World Cup Qualifier of 2018. As a result, their opponents got the status of ODI and T20I. During the final World Cricket League 2 fixture on 26 April 2019, the Papua New Guinea cricket team defeated Oman national cricket team finished at the fourth position, and successfully regained their ODI status. Here are the top 10 best players in Papua New Guinea cricket team in ODI’s-

10. Kiplin Doriga

Kiplin was born on 18 October 1995, is a Papua New Guinean cricket player. In September 2019, Kiplin was registered in the Papua New Guinea cricket team for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament of 2019.

9. Vani Morea

Vani was born on 13 March 1983, is a former cricket player in the Papua New Guinean cricket team. Vani is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-pace bowler in the PNG cricket team.

8. Norman Vanua

In June 2019, Norman got the chance to represent the Papua New Guinea national cricket team in the men’s cricket tournament at the Pacific Games of 2019. Norman gave his first appearance in the ODI’s for the Papua New Guinea national cricket team in 2014 against the Hong Kong cricket team in Australia.

7. Charles Amini

At the Cricket World Cup Qualifier of 2018, 9th/10th place playoff match against Hong Kong cricket team in what was the 4,000th ODI to be played, Charles was successfully able to take four wickets for 27 runs. Charles made his debut at the Twenty20 level for Papua New Guinea’s squad in November 2013.

6. Chad Soper

Chad made his first appearance in the One Day International (ODI) matches in November 2016 against the Hong Kong cricket team. During the second ODI of the tour, Chad took his first five-wicket haul in international cricket by taking figures of 6/41. Chad got the title of man of the match for his performances.

5. Mahuru Dai

Mahuru was born on 30 May 1984, is a Papua New Guinean cricket player. Mahuru is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-pace bowler in Papua New Guinea’s squad. Since 2005, Mahuru played for the Papua New Guinea national cricket team.

4. Sese Bau

Sese was registered in Papua New Guinea national cricket team for the ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament of 2019. During the whole tournament, Sese was the leading run-scorer for the Papua New Guinea cricket team; he made 141 runs in six matches.

3. Lega Siaka

Lega made his first appearance in One Day International (ODI) matches for Papua New Guinea’s squad in November 2014 against the Hong Kong cricket team in Australia. Lega Siaka gave his first appearance in the T20I’s for Papua New Guinea’s cricket squad against the Ireland cricket team in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament of 2015.

2. Tony Ura

In March 2019, Tony Ura was registered in the Papua New Guinea cricket team for the Regional Finals of the ICC T20 World Cup East Asia-Pacific Qualifier tournament of 2018-19; Ura successfully made 120 runs in 55 balls. Ura is a right-handed opening batsman on Papua New Guinea national cricket team.

1. Assad Vala

Assad plays for the Papua New Guinean cricket team and is the captain of the PNG national cricket team. In June 2015, Assad made his debut in first-class cricket; he gave a match-winning performance by making 124 runs and still not out for the Papua New Guinea cricket team against the Netherlands in the ICC Intercontinental Cup of 2015-17.